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Main Title Washing Studies for PCP and Creosote-Contaminated Soil.
Author Tobia, R. J. ; Camacho, J. M. ; Augustin, P. ; Griffiths, R. A. ; Frederick, R. M. ;
CORP Author Weston (Roy F.), Inc., Edison, NJ.;Environmental Protection Agency, Cincinnati, OH. Risk Reduction Engineering Lab.
Publisher c1994
Year Published 1994
Report Number EPA-68-03-3482; EPA/600/J-94/376;
Stock Number PB95-124814
Additional Subjects Land pollution control ; Phenol/pentachloro ; Creosote ; Waste disposal ; Alternatives ; Feasibility studies ; Wood treatment ; Biodeterioration ; Surfactants ; US Superfund ; Portable equipment ; Comparison ; Concentration(Composition) ; pH ; Temperature ; Reprints ; Soil washing ; Volume reduction unit ; Liquid solid ratio ; Pensacola(Florida)
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NTIS  PB95-124814 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
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The Environmental Protection Agency has conducted a series of bench-scale and pilot-scale studies to evaluate the feasibility of washing pentachlorophenol (PCP) and creosote from the soil at an abandoned wood-treatment Superfund site in Pensacola, FL. The high sand content and low silt/fines content of the soil made soil washing a promising alternative to incineration. The bench-scale tests confirmed the feasibility of washing the PCP and the carcinogenic creosote compounds from the soil using a nonionic surfactant at the pH of nine to ten and a water temperature of approximately 120 F. The target concentrations for total creosote were not achieved, but the results were sufficiently close to warrant further testing. The pilot-scale tests using the EPA's mobile Volume Reduction Unit produced residual PCP, carcinogenic creosote, and total creosote levels below the target levels. The tests also produced comparison data on the effects of surfactant concentration, pH, temperature, and liquid:solid ratio. (Copyright (c) 1994 Elsevier Science B.V.)